Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

  SYDNEY -- Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia's eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country's biggest city. Official data showed that pollution had reached "hazardous" levels across Sydney, with the highest readings of PM 2.5 particulates in the city's northwest reaching 186 parts per million on the air quality index -- comparable to Delhi -- and residents warned to avoid outdoor exercise. The usually blue skies of the harbor city turned a miserable grey, with world-famous landmarks the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge dulled against the skyline. Although the smog had begun to ease unde...Keep on reading: Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

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